Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Coordinator, Lawyer Development & Alumni Relations (Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Coordinator, Lawyer Development & Alumni Relations provides administrative support for various programs and initiatives at the firm. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing a variety of tasks to help successfully manage lawyer development and alumni relations (all offices).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Legal Training & Education

  • Work with the Head of Lawyer Development & Alumni Relations on the overall administration of all internal and external continuing legal education programs including booking boardrooms, researching and coordinating with speakers, preparing correspondence, copying materials, organizing meetings, maintaining schedules, completing expense reports and booking travel arrangements.
  • Coordinate and maintain client CLE content including tracking CLE programming, maintaining the database of precedents, developing and updating CLE menu and Hot Topics list, uploading internal CLE materials on Torysnet (program content, schedules, and professional development components) and coordinating with media companies for professional recordings and uploading of content to our external CLE library.
  • File program feedback, materials and attendance forms in the appropriate workspaces.
  • Prepare communication for lawyers (attending and speaking) regarding credit information and instructions for program participants to claim CLE credit.
  • Update and maintain New York called attorneys’ credit requirements in the viLMS tracking system, issue status reports and act as point of contact for those with questions regarding CLE requirements and status.
  • Prepare and submit necessary applications for accreditation in various jurisdictions (Quebec, British Columbia, etc.).
  • Prepare first drafts of annual accredited provider reports for Law Society of Ontario and New York State Bar.

Alumni

  • Coordinate and manage alumni relations including assisting with alumni event planning across all offices (class dinners, marquee events, etc.), maintaining and updating alumni list, scheduling follow-up meetings with in-firm participants and acting as point of contact for any questions/clarifications (i.e., CLE programming/credits).

Diversity

  • Assist with the coordination of events, celebrations, etc. including working with Marketing to update diversity materials, managing calendar for diversity days and preparing draft firm-wide communications.
  • Assist with survey administration, collation of data and responses to RFPs and quarterly reporting for various clients.

Women’s Initiatives

  • Support Head of Lawyer Development & Alumni Relations with various women’s initiatives including Spring Forward Client Series, International Women’s Day recognition, WIL intrasite content and Women’s maternity leave reintegration program.

Wellness

  • Assist with planning and logistics of projects and initiatives (i.e., quarterly sessions/events, Bell Let’s Talk, Mental Health Week).
  • Maintain and update Wellness microsite content.

General

  • Work with IS to create and update workload availability reports; troubleshoot with vendors to make necessary improvements.
  • Provide timely administrative support to the Head of Lawyer Development & Alumni Relations which includes booking boardrooms, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing cheque requisitions and courier packages, printing, scanning, etc.
  • Provide back up support to other Administrative Assistants as needed.
  • Track and assist with budget development and frequently monitor budgets.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business or Human Resources Management (complete or in progress).
  • Minimum 2-3 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong collaboration skills – able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Floater (1 Year Contract) (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Floater position is responsible for providing daily administrative and document support to various principals and assistants.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Format, revise, proofread, and quality check various standard and complex legal documents and correspondence for review by legal professional(s).
  • Troubleshoot stabilize and resolve issues with corrupt documents and/or convert as required.
  • Organize and compile documents for closing books.
  • Respond promptly to requests and work collaboratively with other departments/members of the Firm to ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Document, log, track and respond to calls, emails, voicemail and drop-ins for document support in a timely manner.
  • Provide daily overflow support to placed legal assistants and cover vacations and absenteeism time as required.
  • Provide back-up/relief to Reception for breaks and lunch.
  • Perform various administrative responsibilities including arranging conference calls, booking boardrooms for on-site client meetings, photocopying, scanning, filling, completing expense reports, etc.
  • Maintain client filing system/list, and client contact information.
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date files and records; electronically file documents in the document management system. Liaise with the Toronto Word Processing team to ensure the continuity of document work completion after hours.
  • May also be asked to:
    • enter dockets and prepare invoices for review and approval.
    • maintain and update lawyer(s) calendar.
    • arrange flight schedules and travel itineraries for lawyer(s).
    • handle routine client inquiries (both internal and external), screen correspondence and prepare replies or responses.
    • liaise with financial services in the Toronto office to complete rush cheques, cheque requisitions, trust deposits and disbursements and client billings.
    • request and review conflict reports and complete matter requests in the Matter Intake System.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • Experience working with technically complex and/or corrupt documents would be an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of legal terms, documents and procedures.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information in the utmost discretion.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Jocelyn Harris (jyharris@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Senior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a senior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years' experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6 to 8 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Coordinator, Office Services (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position is responsible for providing administrative support to legal assistants and principals across the Calgary office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for daily administration of boardroom meetings to ensure client needs are met. This includes: confirming and following up with requestors, booking appropriate boardrooms, ensuring services are sufficiently detailed, restocking boardroom supplies and general tidying.
  • Provide relief coverage for reception and mailroom when required (i.e., lunch breaks, absences, vacation).
  • Develop a catering option “menu” for boardroom requests. Maintain a record of all catering orders, including vendor, cost, cost allocation details (client-mater & lawyer), attendees, etc.
  • Setup beverage and catering related items as required.
  • Provide ad-hoc technical support (i.e., videoconference set-up) in the absence of the Client Services/Technical Support Coordinator.
  • Daily tidying and organizing of kitchen, lounge, and other common areas.
  • Perform weekly stock checks and coordinate kitchen inventory and coffee supplies through appropriate vendors. Restock and distribute inventory as required.
  • Process daily bank deposits for general and trust cheques.
  • Sort and distribute incoming courier packages; perform post office runs as required.
  • Photocopy, sort and prepare binders for large jobs as requested. Arranges outsourced copying as necessary.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 1-2 years related experience within a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan, prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow instructions and standard work processes to perform routine tasks.
  • Ability to lift at least 75 pounds.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jocelyn Harris.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Junior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, some experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 to 3 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • some experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • some experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • some experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward their resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts to Jocelyn Harris

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Privacy and Technology Contracting Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a junior or mid-level privacy and technology contracting associate to join our thriving team. Our privacy, cybersecurity and technology contracting team has played a significant role in many transactions, data breach matters, class actions and compliance reviews for our clients. In this hybrid role, you will provide advice to our clients on privacy law compliance and commercial technology contracting matters. The work includes drafting opinions relevant to new business initiatives and cutting-edge technology, performing risk assessment and mitigation analyses, assisting clients in data breach response and remediation, drafting corporate policies and procedures, as well as drafting and negotiating strategic commercial agreements involving the development, ownership and procurement of technology, outsourcing, payment systems, fintech, blockchain, cloud computing, digital and e-commerce solutions, and data distribution. The role includes significant business development and client communication opportunities, including drafting and presenting on legislative, jurisprudential and regulatory developments affecting technology and privacy law, contributing to client pitches and requests for proposals, and acting as a firm resource to support colleagues in providing holistic privacy and technology advice to clients on a variety of corporate and litigation matters.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • one to four years of experience practicing in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, technology contracting or intellectual property law;
  • Ontario bar admission;
  • experience with federal and provincial privacy and access to information legislation;
  • experience representing financial institutions, technology providers, fintech companies, retailers and/or e-commerce merchants in an advisory, commercial, transactional or litigation capacity;
  • experience working on technology contracting agreements and deals, both from a commercial and privacy law perspective;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills, including the ability to articulate complex technological concepts and legal regimes in plain language;
  • a focus on providing practical advice to foster business innovation;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Billing Assistant (6 Month Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Billing Assistant to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Client Accounting, your objective will be to provide support to internal clients with respect to processing bills.  This is a contract position.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process invoices in the accounting system including edits, transfers, write offs, trust transfers, and amending Word documents as required.
  • Upload invoices to third party vendors using ebilling technology (E-Hub) including resolving rejection issues, providing budget information, and contacting billing lawyers, legal assistants and clients to resolve ebilling issues.
  • Work with billing team on billing targets to meet monthly goals.
  • Respond to client, lawyer and management inquiries regarding invoice processing, including providing assistance and support to ensure the timely and accurate processing of invoices.
  • Provide support to internal and external clients on all  invoice processing matters.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education in an accounting or related program, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2 years billing experience, preferably within a professional services firm; ebilling experience considered an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, time entry and related accounting systems. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization, including direct lawyer and client contact.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Trust Accounting Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting, the Trust Accounting Clerk is responsible for managing all trust fund activities as outlined below:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage trust fund activities including deposits and investments (pursuant to client instruction), and all associated tracking, filing, imaging, and record-keeping.
  • Prepare trust cheques and manage incoming/outgoing wire transfers.
  • Reconcile trust bank accounts on a daily basis.
  • Process and pay weekly payroll invoices, and monthly HST returns.
  • Coordinate the disbursement of inactive trust funds.
  • Analyze and address stale-dated cheques and book f/x contracts.
  • Coordinate the payment of LPIC (Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Insurance) and various legal memberships.
  • File annual T5, NR4 and T4A-NR supplementary returns with the CRA.
  • Manage annual CDIC reporting for Trust funds.
  • Assist in the completion of annual trust audits.
  • Assist with cash management, including daily bank reporting and initiating account transfers.
  • Update all bank records with signing authorities as necessary.
  • Provide support to the Accounts Payable team as required.
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders (lawyer, law clerks, legal assistants, banking representatives) in a prompt and professional manner.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong working knowledge in completing trust audits. 
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Experience with Elite 3E would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to work overtime (before 9 am or after 5 pm) when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ corporate experience at a major Canadian law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-6 years’ corporate practice experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including capital and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A matters
    • experience working with a diverse client base that includes domestic and international corporations as well as emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc. 
  • Superior interpersonal, client service skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and works well under pressure 
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new changes 

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, P3 Group (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Canadian P3 market has recently been one of the most active globally, with more than 250 projects valued at over $120 billion now completed or underway. The initial focus on social infrastructure, primarily in the areas of healthcare and justice, has extended to other sectors such as transportation, transit, communications, water and wastewater, social housing and alternative delivery models for public services. The U.S. P3 market is also expanding strongly.

We are looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our thriving P3 team. Our P3 team has played a significant role in many public-private partnership (P3), alternative financing and procurement (AFP) and construction projects for our clients.  In this role, you will provide advice to our clients on major capital projects, including P3 and AFP projects in multiple sectors.  The work includes commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), financing documents and equity arrangements. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience (2014 year of call or earlier);
  • both Ontario and New York bar admission;
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale infrastructure and large scale projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Coordinator, Practice Solutions (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director, Practice Solutions, this role works closely with the Practice Solutions team on legal professional-focused, high impact initiatives designed to improve the delivery of legal services for our clients.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management

  • Administer and provide support with projects or components of large scale projects which includes collecting information, coordinating meetings, preparing presentations and communications (e.g., meeting agendas and minutes).
  • Coordinate the scheduling of training and installation for legal specific technical rollouts. Work closely with Information Services, Training and external vendors to ensure quality and timely solutions are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and track project expenditures on a monthly basis, and review anomalies or significant variances with Director, Practice Solutions.

Legal Technology

  • Under the direction of the Director, Practice Solutions, act as the liaison to translate business requirements of the program and/or process and oversee the build and delivery of customized solutions which includes liaising with stakeholders to define the scope. Participate in vendor meetings as required.
  • Work with the Practice Solutions team to identify and analyze internal website content and procedures; assess, develop and design processes and templates to ensure content is accurate, relevant and efficiently displayed. Make recommendations for enhancements as required.
  • Support stakeholders (legal professionals, assistants, administration) with legal technology issues and escalate complex matters as appropriate.

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support to the team which includes scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms, coordinating travel arrangements, completing expense reports, preparing cheque requisitions and courier packages, printing, scanning, photocopying, etc.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on project management, knowledge management or a related program.
  • Minimum 3 years’ similar experience, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Previous experience with design thinking, process mapping, prototyping, change management for large projects is an asset.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology.
  • An enthusiastic self-starter with a proven ability to work at a high level both independently and with others.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities with tight deadlines while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; experience with MS Project, Visio and SharePoint is preferred.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply knowledge to create improved processes for legal professionals; experience working with new legal technologies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously improve and learn from others.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Translator (Montreal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Translator to join our Montreal office. The Translator is responsible for translating various forms (hard and electronic copy) of written content from English to French and French to English. Content will be directed to both internal and external audiences. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Consult with stakeholders to understand their translation requirements.
  • Translate written material such as correspondence, legal documents, website content, newsletters, bios, pitches, conference material, brochures, manuals, policies, etc. while maintaining context, content, tone and style of the original material.
  • Research legal and technical phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Assist in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Proofread and edit translated documents and ensure final version is grammatically correct.
  • Ensure all translated correspondence complies with the Firm’s brand, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure all French copywriting and proofreading conforms to client guidelines and to language laws in the province of Quebec.
  • Maintain and update the firm’s internal and external French website.
  • Prioritize work to be completed internally and determine work to be outsourced to third party vendors. Liaise with vendors to translate business requirements of the task or project. Oversee the work completed to ensure satisfaction and ensure the final product meets stakeholder needs. Work closely with vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in translation or a specialization in translation in English and French.
  • Certified translator or terminologist in the field of legal translation is required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a full time translator working in English and French.
  • Expert research skills for finding the correct terminology for translations.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and French (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares: jtavares@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a junior to mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a law firm. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing and secured financing matters;
  • experience advising the real estate aspects of private and public M&A transactions, public debt financings, renewable energy projects and project financings;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development. 

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please visit https://www.torys.com/expertise/services/private-equity.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.
You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

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We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Banking and Debt Finance Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 4 to 5 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have meaningful experience representing:
    • lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings; and/or
    • private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
    • have broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
    • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
    • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
    • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
    • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
    • have good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset based loans; project or infrastructure finance; P3 financing; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Collections Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Client Accounting, the Collections Specialist is accountable for improving the effectiveness of cash collections by negotiating terms of payment on overdue accounts. This position requires an individual with proven collections experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting client relationships, mitigating credit risk and ensuring compliance with the firm’s credit policy.
  • Reduce the firm’s exposure by meeting targets to reduce outstanding A/R on accounts that are 90 days past due.
  • Maintain regular contact with lawyers and clients on collections matters; work directly with clients to resolve outstanding accounts by performing daily collections calls.
  • Accountable for meeting monthly collections targets and providing analysis and explanation if targets are not achieved.
  • Make recommendations to improve collections processes; work on best practices and communicate information about these processes and practices to the senior leadership team as required.
  • Ensure compliance with firm and client guidelines at all times.
  • Create and generate reports; conduct batch analysis to increase recoveries and improve the firm’s exposure.
  • Review files for settlements or closure. 
  • Participate in special projects as requested.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Business Management or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word. Experience with Elite and/or related accounting systems would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills; able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Corporate Lending Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking an associate to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this unique role, you will draft and review credit and security documents, and draft and negotiate opinion letters.  You will work closely with colleagues in the LSC and other Torys offices to carry out this work to the highest level of efficiency and accuracy using systems and processes developed for that purpose. This position will not lead to partnership. Accordingly, you will not be expected to engage in client development activities. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. Successful candidates will be provided with necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least four years of experience as a lending associate at a top law firm or financial institution;
  • be able to run a transaction and closing with minimal supervision;
  • have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • have a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • have the ability to work efficiently and accurately on a high volume of documents;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • demonstrate excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development;
  • have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • be a member of good standing of a provincial bar and be willing to be called to the Ontario bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Head of Business Development and Marketing (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Head of Business Development & Marketing leads the firm’s business development strategies, initiatives and operations, in addition to marketing programs across all offices. Reporting to the Managing Partner and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, this individual will lead a team of 20 professionals currently engaged in a broad spectrum of business development and marketing activities.

Success in this role largely depends on the ability to forge strong business relationships and serve as a true business partner to the 110 partners. Central to that relationship will be the ability to inspire and support partners towards business development success.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work in close collaboration with partners to establish and drive business development and marketing strategies, plans and activities directed towards the acquisition of new clients and the expansion of business with established clients.
  • Direct all areas of business development planning and execution, ranging from strategic activities (opportunity identification and pursuit, competitive and market intelligence, pricing strategies, etc.) through to core activities (pitches, relationship mapping, lawyer profiles, etc) in an effort to deliver long-term, profitable growth.
  • Identify client/sector prospects in line with firm strategy and develop a pipeline of opportunities to further our reach with new and existing clients. Implement associated relationship plans leveraging appropriate tools and data to effectively manage and develop clients and sectors to their full potential.
  • Direct the development and delivery of pitches and proposals in a manner that captures the unique experience and qualities of the lawyers/practice groups that distinguishes Torys from the competition. Continually measure success rate and learn from failures to hone approach accordingly.
  • Oversee the collection, categorization and distribution of lawyer/practice expertise and client data to support the business development and marketing activities across the firm. Maintain awareness of current and emerging systems that will improve data management efficiency.
  • Develop and deliver plans to build upon Torys’ distinctive brand in key markets. Increase market awareness through the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies and plans. Deliver through a variety of means (website, social media, thought leadership, advertising, sponsorships, expertise rankings, media relations and client events) in an effort to maintain Torys’ prominence within the marketplace. Manage all related media and public relations activities.
  • Direct and develop department staff and related budgets. Work with managers to set performance plans that further firm and departmental objectives and guide individuals as needed through to successful implementation of these plans. Foster a collaborative, team-based environment that is committed to the highest levels of client service and operational excellence.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with other Directors and actively participate in the leadership of the broader Business Services group within the firm.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • An undergraduate degree is required.
  • A strong business acumen with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a business development and marketing role. Proven success building and leading a high-performing team for at least 5 of those years.
  • Proven experience building, enhancing and leading all functional areas of business development and marketing outlined above (strategy development, marketplace positioning/differentiation, branding, integrated communication/messaging, demand creation, proposal development etc.) as well as the analytical foundation to ground and track these activities.
  • Demonstrated success in furthering the business development pursuits of partners within a fast paced, intellectual, demanding, professional services environment.
  • While professional services experience would be ideal, candidates could also come from a variety of other non-traditional backgrounds, provided they are strong leaders with a proven track record of building and growing successful businesses.
  • Ability to translate marketing strategy into concrete action plans.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships at all levels with the ability to lead through influence rather than control. Skillful at building consensus to drive business strategies and decisions within a client-service-oriented environment.
  • A track record of leveraging creative thinking to drive growth, lead change and execute a well-crafted plan.
  • Executive presence. The ability to influence with credibility, facts, and sound judgment.
  • Decisive yet flexible, willing to change views or defer to others when new information is presented.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills. Equally comfortable and effective articulating ideas and concepts one-on-one as with a crowd. Engages in plain-speak, not consultant-speak.
  • High EQ with modest ego. The desire to build the profile of others and realize and appreciate personal success through them.
  • Positive energy level and drive; persistence and resilience; sense of humor; humility with understated confidence.
  • Strategically savvy, but focused on execution.
  • A “can-do” leadership attitude, in keeping with the Torys’ team culture.
  • Ideally technologically savvy.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Rosenzweig & Company: hwong@rosenzweigco.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Rosenzweig & Company: hwong@rosenzweigco.com.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Mining Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. Our mining team regularly advises clients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally with respect to M&A, financings, exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements. In this exciting role, you will work on a broad range of matters, including resource development (in both domestic and international regulatory environments), public and private securities issued by mining entities, bank financings (including project financing and corporate lending), mergers and acquisitions, and structuring and implementing domestic and international joint ventures. You will be tasked with assuming primary responsibility on matters and will be required to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ practice experience at a law firm, including experience advising clients on M&A transactions (public and private), financings (public and private), securities matters, joint ventures and earn-in arrangements. You will also have experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills are essential to success in this role as is the ability to operate in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume and law school transcripts in confidence to Georgia Brown

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Li, Coordinator, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

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